Automatica, September 2005, Volume 41, No. 9
Paul Van den Hof, who has been Editor for Rapid Publications
since January 1999, is relinquishing his position with Automatica effective with
this issue, due to increased responsibilities he has taken on recently at his
university, Delft University of Technology. Paul has been with Automatica for a
total of 13 years now, with the first 7 years being as an Associate Editor. In
his role as Editor for Rapid Publications, he has brought new blood, energy, and
dynamism to “Rapid Publications,” and has left behind a healthy operation. I
thank Paul for his dedicated service and contributions to Automatica, and wish
him well in his future endeavors.
As Paul's successor, I am pleased to announce that André L. Tits is taking over the Editorship of “Rapid Publications,” starting with this issue. André has been with Automatica before, for many years as an Associate Editor, before taking on the position of Editor for Technical Notes and Correspondence with the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (TAC) some years ago, which he held until May 1, 2005. He will bring to Automatica in this new capacity a wealth of experience from both his editorship with TAC as well as his earlier associate editorship with us.
I again express our appreciation to the retiring editor, Paul Van den Hof, for his services to Automatica, and welcome new editor André Tits back to Automatica in this new capacity.